Poultry perpetrators caught in wing heist - VIDEO
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • January 29, 2013 @ 10:32am
In times like these, robbing a bank is so last year.
According to CBS, “Two Georgia men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings from a cold storage business where they worked.”
In lieu of a supposed chicken wing shortage for the Superbowl this year, it is reported that the suspects were hoping to cash in on the 26,000 pounds of frozen chicken for profits.
CBS reports that 35-year-old Dewayne Patterson and 26-year-old Renaldo Jackson face felony theft charges for the incident, where Jackson used a forklift to load the wings while Patterson served as a lookout—or for lack of a better term, a wingman.
“The incident occurred at a time when the price of chicken wings has hit an all time high,” Christian Post reports. “The average price for chicken wings in the Northeast was up to $2.11 a pound- an increase of 22 percent thanks to a lack of birds.”
But never fear, Buffalo wing lovers, all restaurants have been stocked up in preparation for the big game in advance and no football fan will go without their beloved fried food. But while the suspects have been caught for their wrongdoing, the kidnapped 26,000 pounds of chicken wings are still unaccounted for.
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